Monday, December 31, 2007

31 December 2007

Can't believe this is the last post for 2007. I have not been having a great time the past week hence the lack of posts and pics. I let the horses out today and they managed to coat themselves in mud but the had a ball. Here are some of them Piglette in front followed by Lori then Cat (B&W) and the other two are Dudette and Dawn.

I have also been going through old photos and making the ones I like into 6x4s for the web. I intend to get more stock uploaded to Alamy Image Bank and have been really slack with that, must get my butt into gear. These three flowers are called Four O'Clocks and come in a variety of colors, I think I have already posted one or two shots of them before.

The is also a very unusual plant, it is called Snow on the Mountain, such a beautiful name and it really is pretty, it grows in a bush
We had sun for the first time in days today, the stables are starting to deteriorate, I just cant keep up with them. It is expected to snow tonight early tomorrow and they preduct our coldest temps this year so far tonight. The coldest I have experienced was the two days after Blue injured his leg three years ago. The following morning was -5F (approx -20C) and the next morning which was christmas day it was -8F. I am not coping with this dull cold weather very well this year and could sit and cry each time I go into the barn and see how much work needs to be done and on top of it I have run out of sawdust and that is very hard to get hold of these days and when you can it is very expensive. I get mine from a local cabinet maker but I can sometimes wait months just for one load, but I am very grateful for that.

Well guys and gals, I hope you all have a wonderful New Year and if you are partying be careful and drive safely ((((Hugs)))) Here's to a better 2008 and a prosperous one too LOL.



Mike said...

Beautiful shots Lori. I love the flowers, especially the three colors. I hope you have a great 2008!


Strawberry Lane said...

Lori, the photos of the flowers are spectacular! Wonderful to see the vibrant colors.

Have a wonderful New Year!

Anonymous said...

You are a very special person to me and I really like almost all of your photography.

Four o'clocks have come a long way since I last saw them in the old-fashioned red. I will have to check some seed catalogs to see what is new.

Thanks for all of your visits to my blog in 2007 and I hope and pray you have excellent health and are very happy all the days of your life but especially in this new year 2008.

Happy New Year from Patty and me.

CG said...

Happy new year Lori. I would love to help you with those stables - it would be a novelty to me LOL. Thanks for your company throughout 2007 and for the beautiful horse photos that make me so happy. All the best for 2008 {{HUGS}} Julie

Rising Rainbow said...

Happy New Year, Lori!! I hope it brings you much happiness. You deserve it, you know.

I know how overwhelming the work with that many horses can get. And it's so hard to try and keep their stalls clean when they're cooped up in the winter. But even worse without sawdust or shavings. Don't let it get to you. Remember to pet on those horses while you're working around them. It will do your heart good.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lori, Happy New Year to you, Larry and the horses! I hope 2008 is a happy and healthy one for you all. Thank you so much for the lovely card, it was beautiful! {{{HUGS}}} and love x

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